Monday, June 22, 2009


So just recently I found out my strengths via strengths finder. I must say, I wasn't too surprised with the results. So what I should say is, just recently, my strengths were articulated for me in 5 words.

Learner -- "You love to learn. ...whatever the subject, you will always be drawn to the process of learning." This is true. I like to learn in all ways, but I am primarily a visual learner. If money were no object, I would go back to school and study a variety of topics.

Futuristic -- "Wouldn't it be great if..." you are the kind of person who loves to peer over the horizon. The future fascinates you. ...a better product, a better team, a better life, or a better world -- it will always be inspirational to you. You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions." Hit the nail on the head. As of late, I cannot go to a restaurant or a church without daydreaming the whole time about ways to improve it.

Input -- "You are inquisitive. You like to collect things. ... Whatever you collect, you collect it because it interests you. And yours is the kind of mind that finds so many things interesting. The world is exciting precisely because of its infinite variety and complexity." I mostly collect information, facts, books, quotations, etc. I'm not really the type that has a collection of alike tangible objects.

Intellection -- "You like to think. You like mental activity. You like exercising the 'muscles' of your brain, stretching it in multiple directions. simply describes that you like to think. You are the kind of person who enjoys your time alone because it is your time for musing and reflection." Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

Responsibility -- "Your Responsibility theme forces you to take psychological ownership for anything you commit to, and whether large or small, you feel emotionally bound to follow it to completion. Your good name depends on it. If for some reason you cannot deliver, you automatically start to look for ways to make it up to the other person. ...Your willingness to volunteer may sometimes lead you to take on more than you should." My mom told me that even as a little girl, I had more of a sense of a responsibility than most adults. For better or for worse, my plate is always full (not my food plate). I'm trying to work on finding balance.

Ok. Enough about me. What are your strengths?


DavidMTaylor said...

I love Gallup's StrengthsFinder profile. My strengths are Belief, maximizer, Ideation, Learner, Achiever.

Don't forget to factor in your values and your personality when you are working to define your overall strengths.

David M. Taylor

Lauryn said...

That assessment is a great way to learn about ourselves... and each other! I am:

Individualization - Intrigued by people's unique qualities

Relator - Pulled toward people I already know and enjoy deep relationship

Connectedness - Think things happen for a reason; everything is connected

Analytical - Objective; want ideas to be logical and sound; enjoy data

Harmony - Dislike conflict and friction; look for areas of agreement and common ground

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